Joe Dante

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Date of Birth November 28, 1946
Place of Birth Morristown, New Jersey
Age 73 years old
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Joe Dante

Joseph James Dante Jr. is an American film director, producer, editor and actor. His films—notably Gremlins—often mix fantastical storylines with comedic elements. Dante's films also include Piranha, The Howling, Explorers, Innerspace, The 'Burbs, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Matinee, Small Soldiers, and Looney Tunes: Back in Action. His work for television and cable includes immigration satire The Second Civil War and episodes of anthology series Masters of Horror and Amazing Stories, as well as Hawaii Five-0.

Born: Joseph James Dante, November 28, 1946, Morristown, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation: Director, producer, editor, actor
Years active: 1968–present
Notable work: Piranha, The Howling, Gremlins, Explorers, Innerspace, The 'Burbs, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Small Soldiers
Website: Joe Dante's Official site
IMDb: Joe Dante's IMDb

About Joe Dante

Filmmaker who directed the iconic film Gremlins, as well as The Howling, Small Soldiers, and the remake of Hawaii Five-O.

Before Fame

He wanted to be a cartoonist.

Achievement

He would habitually cast the same actors in his movies. These actors included Denis Leary, Corey Feldman, and Cathy Moriarty.

Family Life

He was the son of a professional golfer.

Associations

He directed Twilight Zone: The Movie starring John Lithgow.

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